Our Department was one of the pioneers in providing information and resources to parents about child care. Our Child Care Resource Service is now one of the national leaders in innovative methods of providing resource and referral services to families. This service provides child care referrals, information on evaluating quality child care, resources on various parenting issues, and assistance in paying for child care for income eligible families in east central Illinois (Champaign, Douglas, Iroquois, Macon, Piatt, and Vermilion counties).

For more information on family matters you can also visit the Family Resiliency Center. This website provides a wide range of resources for families including Mealtime Minutes Public Service Announcements, which offers simple solutions to common mealtime challenges.

Extension Programming

HDFS faculty work with Extension educators across Illinois who provide community educational programs to individuals and families in both rural and urban areas. Some of these programs include, but are not limited to: